THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO
SEX TOY CLEANING & MAINTENANCE

Maintaining and Cleaning Your Sex Toys IS important because bacteria can build up and can infect you the next time you use it.   You should thoroughly wash and dry them after each use.  Sex Toys can also degrade and rot over time. Below is a detailed guide to sex toy cleaning and maintenance that will help keep your toys safe for a long time to “cum”.

SEX TOY CLEANING & MAINTENANCE - Basic Guide

  1. Thoroughly clean after every use

  2. Always use water-based lube. Oil or Silicone-based lube can damage sex toys.

  3. Keep separate from other toys when storing

  4. Don’t share this material with a partner

HOW TO CLEAN SEX TOYS 

  1. Remove batteries, and electrical parts or ensure that water won’t contact them.

  2. Rinse thoroughly with hot water or clean with Sex Toy cleaner. Make sure to get inside all nooks and crannies.

  3. Wipe down with a clean dry cloth and insert it as far as you can reach internally.

  4. Leave toy out to completely dry, especially the inside tunnels

  5. Once the toy is completely dry, dust the outside with cornstarch powder or sex toy renewal powder

SILICONE SEX TOYS 

Clean Silicone toys with soap and hot water or toy cleaner. Silicone can withstand temperatures up to 572 Fahrenheit (300 degrees Celsius) so you can also boil them or wash in a dishwasher.

Once clean, pat the wet spots down with a lint-free towel then leave it out in the open until completely dry. Make sure that internal sections are totally clean and dry before storage. After the toy is completely dry, you can lightly dust it with cornstarch or sex toy renewal powder. This will return the toy back to its original feel and appearance.

Silicone is one of the safest materials used in making sex toys. Many Dildo’s, Butt Plugs, Anal Toys, Vibrators, Pocket Pussies, and Male Strokers are made with, or coated with silicone.

Silicone is non-porous. This makes it a lot harder for bacteria to grow in it, therefore is a safer material.

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) Sex Toys

 

Clean TPE sex toys with warm water and mild soap or use a sex toy cleaner.

After cleaning thoroughly, dry inside and outside of the toy with a lint-free towel then leave it out in the open until completely dry. Make sure inside and outside of the toy is clean and dry before storage. After the toy is completely dry, you can lightly dust it with cornstarch or sex toy renewal powder. This will return the toy back to its original feel and appearance.

More Useful Information

 

TPE is typically a little softer and squishier than Silicone. Fleshlight, Leten, TENGA, Doc Johnson, and Pipedream Toys often use TPE in many of their sex toys.

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) are pretty much, a mix of plastic and rubber that generally doesn’t contain PVC, Latex, or Phthalates.

Rubber and PVC Sex Toys

 

Clean rubber sex toys with mild soap and warm water or use a sex toy cleaner. After cleaning thoroughly, dry inside and outside of the toy with a lint-free towel then leave it out in the open until completely dry. Make sure inside and outside of the toy is clean and dry before storage. After the toy is completely dry, you can lightly dust it with cornstarch or sex toy renewal powder. This will return the toy back to its original feel and appearance.

Make sure to you get all traces of soap off because rubber and PVC sex toys can absorb soap. This can also degrade the toy and can irritate mucus membranes.

More Useful Information

 

Rubber is a common material used in sex toys. It’s cheaper to manufacture and incredibly flexible. Dildos and anal toys are commonly made of rubber. Some rubber products contain latex, so best to avoid these if you have a latex allergy.

Rubber toys are cheaper to make which makes them ideal for people on a tight budget. Rubber toys are porous, meaning they have microscopic holes in the material.  Bacteria can breed in these microscopic holes if it’s not cleaned and sterilized properly.

Rubber toys can often contain Phthalates, which can be harmful to people. Phthalates are used to soften the rubber to make it more pliable. However, there have been studies that have shown that Phthalates can have a harmful effect on reproductive health and well-being.

 

Glass Sex Toys

Clean glass sex toys with soap and hot water or toy cleaner. You can also boil glass sex toys or wash them in a dishwasher. Once clean, wipe down with a towel then leave it out in the open until completely dry. Make sure that internal sections are totally clean and dry before storage.

More Useful Information

 

Glass toys are strong and hard to break. The glass used in making sex toys is very strong and hard to break. When it does break, it won’t shatter into many pieces. This glass can also withstand high temperatures.

Glass is non-toxic and non-porous. Glass sex toys can withstand lots of pressure, dramatically limiting the chances of it breaking inside of you.

You can warm or cool the glass down to enhance your experience with the toy.

You can also use ANY lubricant you like with glass toys. You can also store glass sex toys with other sex toys.

Metal Sex Toys

 

Metal sex toys can be cleaned with soap and hot water or toy cleaner. You can also boil metal sex toys or wash them in a dishwasher. Next, wipe down with a lint-free towel and leave it out till completely dry. Make sure that inside sections are totally clean and dry before storage.

More Useful Information

 

Metal has become a popular sex toy material. Dildos, anal toys, and chastity cages are some popular sex toys made of metal.

Steel sex toys are safe and non-porous.

You can also heat metal sex toys up for even greater sensations.

Metal toys can be stored safely with other toys, and with good care, will last for a LONG time.

Plastic Sex Toys

 

Clean plastic sex toys with mild soap and warm water or use a sex toy cleaner. After cleaning thoroughly, dry inside and outside of the toy with a towel then leave it out in the open until completely dry. Make sure inside and outside of the toy is clean and dry before storage.

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